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I lost the key to the padlock on the rear door of my Norman 27


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Hi I'm new to boating I have a Norman 27 river cruiser. It is secured with a simple padlock on the rear door an I unfortunately lost the key to it. I was wondering if anyone here might be able to offer me any advice. I'm not exactly mechanically minded so any help would be very much appreciated. Cheers guys

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Eh??? All the above advice is far too long winded. Put some tension on the lock barrel using a tensioning tool, then 'rake' the pins with a lock pick, or even something fashioned like a lock pick, such as a paper clip or hairclip. If raking doesn't work, bumping pins probably will. If THAT doesn't work, you're into single pin picking.

 

What is the make & model of padlock, you can probably find a video on YouTube of how to pick it.

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41 minutes ago, Mike Tee said:

Are you in a marina? Somebody will have some bolt croppers (standard kit for weedhatch use). Otherwise ask other moored boaters although they might suspect you of breaking in!

No I haven't found a mooring for it yet but I'm about half a mile from a marina so yea it might be asking someone their for help. Thank you 😊

46 minutes ago, LadyG said:

Are you near a boat yard or another boat who might have power tools. 

Yea there's a few boats nearby I'll give them a shout an see if they can help. It's worth a shot. Thanks 😊

13 minutes ago, Quattrodave said:

Depends on the quality of the padlock a short sharp tap with a hammer will either peeaknit off or cause the pin to jump...

 

Every one should have one, amazing tool!

I'll look into getting one. Thanks for the advice 😊

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1 minute ago, Stroudwater1 said:

It depends on the type, cheap ones can easily be cut with a hacksaw.
 

Maybe the previous owner knows if a spare key somewhere? 

 

Previous owner or owner ? 

 

 

 

 

I have a 30 inch bowsaw with a carbide bandsaw blade on it but am not local. 

 

Powder actuated Hilti nail gun always fun for padlocks. 

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1 minute ago, magnetman said:

 

Previous owner or owner ? 

 

 

 

 


Months after we bought our boat  through the post came a spare key in an envelope and a note from the previous owner saying he had found another spare key, wasn’t that kind. 
 

The previous owner may have one somewhere, long shot I appreciate! We don’t know the padlock. Some are blooming costly, ours thankfully came with the boat and are £150 each 

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Is there a previous owner ?

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Looks a relatively easy one. 

 

I can do a standard yale lock in about 15 seconds. 

 

 

Made my own tensioning tool and pick with windscreen wiper blade springs. 

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2 minutes ago, magnetman said:

Looks a relatively easy one. 

 

I can do a standard yale lock in about 15 seconds. 

 

 

Made my own tensioning tool and pick with windscreen wiper blade springs. 

 

 

I did my own front door in one second flat on my first attempt. A single rake action and open it came. 

 

I always used the Chubb lock after that. 

 

 

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16 minutes ago, MtB said:

 

 

I did my own front door in one second flat on my first attempt. A single rake action and open it came. 

 

I always used the Chubb lock after that. 

 

 

A rake is a lot less fun than individual pin picking. 

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I pick locks for pleasure not burglary. 

 

Is this thread in danger of condoning theft :unsure:

 

 

 

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He's good. 

 

Must have made a pretty penny with over 4m subscribers and a billion views ! 

 

I like the Ramset gun. 

 

Not subscribed to any youtube channels myself and rarely watch these sorts of things but I did pick out a few of his more amusing ones as they are well presented. 

 

 

 

One of the best ones 

 

 

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